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U.S. Water Apparently Not Good Enough For Japanese Chefs; 288,000 More Eggs Recalled

• The Journal concludes that Japanese chefs in America pretty much refuse to use our water, preferring instead to import bottles from the Land of the Rising Sun. [WSJ/Japan Real Time]

• 288,000 eggs are being recalled (yes, again) in eight states, as a shipment from Cal-Maine Foods is suspected of a possible salmonella contamination. [L.A. Times]

• Downtown’s Club 907, a “hostess club,” was busted on charges of prostitution. [L.A. Downtown News]

• The USS Ronald Reagan’s training maneuvers were halted so it could help deliver 4,500 pounds of food to a stranded cruise ship. [My Desert]

• Some dude from The New York Times does L.A. on $100 or less a day with the help of a few good tacos and tortas. [N.Y. Times]

• Skid Row has a community garden on the roof of a former Army-Navy department store. [Los Angeles Times]

• Los Angeles might be home to the country’s largest Little Belize. Unfortunately, the story names no names or addresses. [Intersections South L.A.]

• Wendy’s is introducing new fries topped with sea salt because “people associate it with good, natural things,” according to a rep. [USAT]

• Is there anything that isn’t better after it’s barbecued? John T. Edge explores the world of smoked turkeys. [NYT]

• A food-safety advocate in China was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for “inciting social disorder.” [AP]

U.S. Water Apparently Not Good Enough For Japanese Chefs; 288,000 More Eggs